The approach is all too familiar, and Joshua James hopes the result will be the same.
James, 33, is walking across the state campaigning for the seat of U.S. senator, which is held by Lamar Alexander.
In 1978, Alexander gained attention when he walked the state while running for governor of Tennessee wearing a red and black flannel shirt.
"He's been in power my entire life, and I have not been represented," James said. "I'm the next generation. ... I've been campaigning since January, hitting up some of the smaller areas waiting to see who I would face after the primary."
James, a conservative independent from Murfreesboro, is one of several independent candidates opposing Alexander, a Republican who is looking for a third term. Gordon Ball, of Knoxville, won the Democratic primary. The general election is Nov. 4. Read The Full Story
According to a recent study conducted by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism (START), which surveyed 364 officials from 175 law enforcement agencies, America's top perceived terrorist threat is an ideological subculture of extreme opposition to the government known as the sovereign citizens movement. The START survey found that 86 percent of respondents either agreed or strongly agreed that sovereign citizens present a serious terrorist threat, compared to 67 percent that said so of Islamic extremists. Read The Full Story
Despite Ferguson’s relative poverty, fines and court fees comprise the second largest source of revenue for the city, a total of 2,635,400,” according to the ArchCity Defenders report. And in 2013, the Ferguson Municipal Court issued 24,532 arrest warrants and 12,018 cases, “or about 3 warrants and 1.5 cases per household. Read The Full Story
Nearly two times a week in the United States, a white police officer killed a black person during a seven-year period ending in 2012, according to the most recent accounts of justifiable homicide reported to the FBI.
On average, there were 96 such incidents among at least 400 police killings each year that were reported to the FBI by local police. The numbers appear to show that the shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., last Saturday was not an isolated event in American policing. Read The Full Story
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